A house inspection helps protect buyers and can save sellers headaches and reduce after the fact negotiations. So you are buying a home or a piece of property. Your excited and nervous about making a decision strictly on emotions and how your new home, the schools, and the neighborhood will affect your life.

House inspections or home inspections mean fewer surprises, especially since surprises when buying or selling a home generally mean things that will cost you money or effect the resale when you decide to move again. What could be worse than realizing there are major problems and deficiencies with your new home after you have closed and own it.

It is important that you prepare for your purchase with all the facts so you can make educated well-informed decisions. Start by choosing the right real estate agent, get a home inspection and follow their advice.

Choosing the right inspector for your home inspection will ensure you get a thorough quality inspection and reduce the stresses associated with buying your special home.

So here’s what you need to know:

  • Use an ASHI certified home inspector with experience in the building industry that understands the complexity and nuances of the major and minor components of a home and how they impact each other.
  • Get a home inspection and any related inspection your realtor and inspector advises.
  • Home Inspections or simply put a snapshot of the homes/properties condition on the day it is inspected. Inspections are an objective visual, non-invasive examination of the physical structure and systems of a house, from the roof to the foundation.
  • Our home inspections are based on the ASHI (American Society of Home Inspectors) Standards of Practice and Code of Ethics that outlines what you should expect to be covered in your home inspection report.
  • Our narrative home inspection report will cover the condition of the home’s heating system; central air conditioning system (temperature permitting); interior plumbing and electrical systems; the roof, attic and visible insulation; walls, ceilings, floors, windows and doors; the foundation, basement, structural components and site conditions.
  • Your home inspection report will advise you about conditions present at the time of the inspection related to major unsatisfactory items, minor issues needing to be addressed, maintenance items and general information.

Please review your Inspection Agreement which will cover the details, scope of inspections and any pertinent exclusions.